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Grand Island vet eviction delayed again

Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 2:58 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - World War II veteran Jack Wilson will be able to stay in his apartment at Regency Retirement Homes in Grand Island until at least the end of June.

Regency has a court case pending against Wilson seeking to evict him from his apartment.

Wilson’s eviction apparently falls under a new federal government order stopping evictions until June 30th due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are also new developments in the civil court case pending against Wilson in Hall County Court. Regency sued to remove Wilson in November 2020. A hearing on the case had been scheduled April 16. That hearing has been postponed until July 23 at the request of Wilson’s attorney and over the objection of the attorney representing Regency Retirement Homes.

On April 1, Wilson’s attorney also subpoenaed the home’s board of directors, and for a copy of the home’s bylaws and copies of every board meeting since January 2020.

Wilson’s case has drawn a lot of attention in the Grand Island community.

Hall County Veterans Service Officer Don Shuda is just one of the many veterans backing Wilson in this battle.

“Jack deserves better than that,” Shuda said. “He served this country and now all he wants to do is live in peace.”

The reason for the eviction is unclear. Neither Regency nor Wilson have shared any information about the nature of the dispute.

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